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October 23, 2021

Brown bagging it doesn’t have to be boring. Turn homemade lunches into something special with these easy tricks and tips for building the best sandwiches: Start with good bread. It’s first part of the sandwich you taste! Hearty breads, such as sub sandwich rolls or thick slices of ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – The county is closing the Johnson Park Animal Haven after the remnants of Hurricane Ida flooded the small zoo on River Road. The process of moving all the animals from the zoo to new homes across the state has already started, said Middlesex County in a press release issued ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - After being surrounded by a high fence and blanketed with no trespassing signs and off limits to residents for more than 40 years, very soon, the Fried Industries National Priority Site (aka Superfund) will become East Brunswick’s newest park. A new name is in the making, so we ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s new chief operating officer brings expertise in driving clinical excellence across integrated health care systems gleaned during his time at some of the best and biggest hospitals in the country. Alan Lee, who recently served in ...

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METUCHEN, NJ - Through their participation in the Soccer for a Cause Charity Festival, 14 high school girls soccer teams from the Greater Middlesex Conference combined to raise a total of nearly $17,000 for two New Jersey-based nonprofits. In addition, the nearly 300 players and coaches involved ...

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EDSION, NJ - The Spotswood High School girls varsity soccer team's defense came up big in the first round of the Greater Middlesex Conference on Monday with a 1-0 shutout victory over sixth seeded Edison High School. Morgan Zink made 15 saves to help lock down the win. Freshman Violet Tharney ...

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The brilliant fall color in our landscapes is a magical transformation that happens each year.  And the science behind it is just as intriguing.  Each fall as the days shorten our deciduous trees and shrubs begin this transformation.  The plants produce less of the chlorophyll that gives leaves ...

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Have you ever thought about how important it is to synchronize activities and, for that matter, technologies? For example, without a conductor and a high level of coordination and teamwork, a symphony orchestra wouldn’t be completely coordinated to play the right notes at the right time. This same ...

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EDISON, NJ –  Registered Edison voters will have the opportunity this year to vote on the re-establishment of an Open Space Trust Fund. Listed on the ballot as a local public question under the title 'Township of Edison Open Space Trust Fund,' passage would allow for the collection of an open ...

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METUCHEN, NJ – The doors to Saint Joseph High School will open to the public on Sunday, October 17 for prospective students and their families to get an inside look at day-to-day life on campus.  The Open House runs  from 11:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. and will provide visitors the opportunity to meet ...

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NATIONAL/NEW JERSEY – Average annual revenue for Latino-owned businesses ($258,251) in 2020-21 was $82,535 lower than their revenues the previous year ($340,787), a 24.2% decline, according to the annual Biz2Credit Latino-Owned Business Study. The analysis also found that average annual revenue for ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. October brings us candy, trick-or-treaters and a great opportunity for our date to hold our hands a little tighter. Halloween is upon us and what better way to celebrate the spooky season than to visit one of New ...

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METUCHEN, NJ - The Spotswood High School girls varsity soccer team was one of 14 Greater Middlesex Conference teams taking part in Saturday's first annual Soccer For a Cause Festival at Metuchen High School. Spotswood defeated Edison High School 2-1 for the team's 10th victory of the season. Kirti ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – DiFrancesco Enterprises, LLC, a South Plainfield-based ATM & Credit Card Merchant Services provider, offers customers a variety of services, including the new Swipe4Free and traditional credit card processing options. The company also offers mobile devices and free credit ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Late last month Middlesex County Superior Court Judge Jimenez found John Q. Angeline, not guilty of sexually assaulting his stepson. The decision ended a criminal proceeding that has lasted over half a decade. Over six years ago, John Q. Angeline, a former South Plainfield ...

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Experimentation is part of the fun of gardening. Saving seeds from your favorite vegetable or flower for next year’s garden or even the next generation is something you might like to try. Keep in mind that all flowers and vegetables will not come true from seed. Hybrids and those pollinated by ...

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METUCHEN, NJ– Karl-Anthony Towns, made a surprise appearance at a St. Joseph High School assembly this week to accept the honor of being inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame.  Towns, a member of the Class of 2014 was unable to attend the annual Hall of Fame Dinner held several days prior due to ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Halloween is just around the corner and, this year, there are various free and fun family friendly events taking place throughout South Plainfield.  The festivities will kick off on Saturday, Oct. 16 with an outdoor Fall Festival sponsored byt the Friends of the South ...

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The Edison Public Library Board of Trustees has scheduled the October 2021 board meeting for Tuesday, October 12th at 7 pm. The public is invited to attend. The meeting will be held at Edison Municipal  Complex: 100 Municipal Blvd, Edison, NJ 08817. The meeting will take place in the town council ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – KC’s Korner – the Norman House will celebrate Oktoberfest 2021 with a variety of traditional German food and drink specials throughout the month.  “Nobody in town does Oktoberfest like we do. We offer traditional German beers and traditional and authentic German foods,” ...

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Atlantic Health Cardiovascular Rescue and Recovery Program at Morristown Medical Center. Under the leadership of Drs. Dimitrios Karmpaliotis and Amirali Masoumi, the Cardiovascular Rescue and Recovery Program will provide advanced treatment for patients in need of complex percutaneous coronary ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Every two years, one senator and two assembly members are elected from each of the 40 districts of New Jersey and, on Election Day 2021, residents of the 18th L.D. will be tasked with choosing who will represent them in Trenton. The 18th L.D. encompasses the communities ...

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Whether you’re hitting the pumpkin patch or shopping at the supermarket, you’re bound to find a bounty of pumpkins this time of year. Ready to start cooking? Baking or steaming then pureeing your own pumpkin is a great way to get what you need for homemade pies, breads, soups and more. Tip: ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Jeff Works, a new co-working concept offering well-designed, convenient workspaces for a low monthly membership fee, will open its first ever location right here in South Plainfield's Hadley Center on Monday, Oct. 4.  The 5,000 square foot space, formerly a women's ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. Every romantic New Jerseyan knows that love happens every season. From the new beginnings of springtime to the sultry summer heat, our home state has all the seasons covered while we handle the rest. But before ...

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Edison:    Mayor Tom Lankey conducted a promotional ceremony for both the Police and Fire Departments.  Promotions in Police were made in the Sergeant, Captain and Deputy Chief ranks.  In Fire, promotions were made in the ranks of Captain and Battalion Chief. "Public safety has been one of my ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – New Jersey students may have returned to the classroom in September, but untold thousands of them are still struggling with the social and emotional fallout from COVID-19, a panel of experts in education, community services, health care and law enforcement said Thursday. How to ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – While no animals at the Plainfield Area Humane Society (PAHS) were affected by last month's tropical storm, remnants of Ida left the Rock Avenue non-profit devastated.  "The list of [repairs] is extensive. There is normal animal care, which is never cheap, but now there ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — South Plainfield residents had priority at Saturday's The Big Giveaway, an event held by Impact Church. Registered participants had fifteen minutes to scoop up as many items as they could, ranging from furniture to fans and air conditioners, dollhouses and diapers, outdoor ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Twin City Pharmacy and Surgical of South Plainfield is currently offering COVID-19 booster shots for those who received the Pfizer vaccine and are eligible, including educators and first responders.  Booster vaccines are available at the Park Avenue pharmacy on a walk-in ...

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